Five Yorkshire business stories to start your day

Ofgem has made a major announcement today.
Ofgem has made a major announcement today.
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Good morning from Greg Wright, The Yorkshire Post's deputy business editor. Here are five business stories to start your day.

The household goods maker Reckitt Benckiser, which is a major employer in Hull, today cut its full-year sales forecast.

>Trading update from RB

Premier Inn owner Whitbread has posted lower profits in the first half of the year as it was weighed down by "difficult" UK trading conditions.

>Latest on Whitbread's performance

York-based Gear4music, the largest UK based online retailer of musical instruments and music equipment, today revealed that its sales and profits increased over the last half year.

>Positive update from Gear4music

Ofgem is proposing reforms to drive up customer service standards at energy firms and reduce the risk of supplier failure.

>New actions proposed by Ofgem

Legal & General Affordable Homes is investing £750m into projects across the UK which aim to ease the housing crisis.

>Initiative aims to ease housing crisis